Book 2. Line 727.[The Conflict between Satan and Death.]
London, Published by Septimus Prowett. 23, Old Bond Street, 1825.
Mezzotint with etching. 255 x 350mm. 10 x 13¾". Trimmed on platemark.
Satan at the gates of Hell, standing on the left with his spear poised to strike Death, a dark monstrous figure, of whom only the crown, eyes, claw and spear are visible, while Sin, a woman whose snaky tail is hidden in her garment and the darkness, rushes between them with her arms outstretched, to stop Satan attacking his son. Illustration to John Milton's 'Paradise Lost'
[Ref: 19309] £160.00